Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
and that assad will be held accountable. u.s. officials are reporting that syria has ordered military chemical corps to be prepared. now syrian state television claims the country has no plans of using chemical weapons, no matter the circumstances. but the u.s. is worried that syrians are getting ready to put together a nerve gas mixture and that that could be used in artillery shells. the state department called any use of chemical weapons a hard red line and said they are continuing to monitor the situation. meanwhile, iran is claiming it's captured a u.s. drone flying over the persian gulf today. according to internationally-recognized limits, those drones must stay at least 12 nautical miles off the coast. but a u.s. defense official is telling cnn that the u.s. navy has fully accounted for all of its vehicles in the middle east. whatever iranians are claiming to have, it is not an actively operating drone. >> think progress is reporting that police can record video inside your home without a warrant. that ruling ca
Dec 20, 2012 3:00am PST
for management failures and a lack of security at the u.s. embassy in benghazi where four americans were killed. a department spokeswoman says security chief eric boswell is among the officials stepping down. the white house has also named charlene lam in charge of embassy security and raymond maxwell overseeing northern africa. this report and the cited failings by the state department are taking center stage today through a hearing in congress. that's putting pressure on senator john kerry. the man likely next in line to take the reigns. kerry said his hearing will bring clarity to what the state department is doing to prevent this from happening again. current secretary of state hillary clinton was scheduled to testify today. that will be postponed until january. her office says she suffered a concussion and is working from home this week. >>> also on the hill, senate republicans are offering up their own package for sandy relief. hurricane sandy that is. president obama originally asked for $60.4 billion. the g.o.